It’s fair to say that Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman has been capturing hearts everywhere with its quirky heroine and poignant depiction of loneliness. Since it was published in May by HarperCollins, it spent 10 weeks in the Sunday Times bestseller list, 20 weeks in the Top 20 and has been optioned for film by Reese Witherspoon’s Hello, Sunshine.
And now it’s official: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is the biggest selling hardback debut of the whole year. This unique and charming debut has sold over 100,000 copies in the UK since its publication in May, and in celebration of this remarkable milestone it is getting its very own Christmas cover, perfect for gifting to a loved one.
We’re thrilled that BBC Radio 4 have selected Eleanor Oliphant as their Christmas Book at Bedtime (airing the week starting 11th December), and delighted that it has also been shortlisted for 2017 Books Are My Bag (BAMB) Readers Awards.
Here are just some of the incredible reviews:
‘Heartwrenching and wonderful!’ NINA STIBBE
‘This is a narrative full of quiet warmth and deep and unspoken sadness…Eleanor Oliphant’s happy ending arrives eventually – as does the book’s wonderful, joyful message: it is never too late, for any of us’ GUARDIAN
‘Eleanor Oliphant is most definitely not completely fine, but she is one of the most unusual and thought-provoking heroines of recent contemporary fiction’ IRISH TIMES
‘Eleanor’s voice is original and the result is a lucid, unexpectedly funny novel, memorable for its heroine’s detached take on social norms’ SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE
‘Eleanor Oliphant is a truly original literary creation: funny, touching, and unpredictable…expertly woven and absolutely gripping’ JOJO MOYES
‘A truly original voice’ CATHY RENTZENBRINK
What a year for this amazing book and its equally wonderful author Gail Honeyman. We can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store.